The Merchant Processing Guru Tip# 34: The 12 requirements of PCI Compliance – Requirement #5
Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs. This one really is simple and so this post will be a short one. Here I would invest in a complete security suit from a top rated, professional security software provider that includes not only the anti-virus software but also anti spyware, malware and every kind of known malicious software out there. You can also get it with a firewall which will not replace the firewall required in requirement #1 but enhance it with the required PC software firewall on each system.
You must keep this software up to date and current with all security updates and it must be capable of generating audit logs. Again, this needs to be loaded on each system that is on your network from the server to every station and device that connects to the network.
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